About Us


Our roots in the food industry in Canada go back over 80 years providing outstanding service to customers.  British Canadian Importers started in the 1930’s importing and distributing food ingredients in Vancouver, BC and then expanded in the 1950’s to include packaging and equipment categories to provide additional solutions to our customer base in the bakery business.  The growth of the business over the years has elevated to deliver healthy and sustainable product offerings for all food processors, food service and retail.

We are proud of our outstanding sales and service teams and the contributions that we bring to the food industry in Canada.   It’s important to us to continue to find new ways to work with our channel partners across all categories to bring new products to the marketplace.

Our Services

At BCI, we are here to find solutions, make recommendations and partner with you to support your long term goals for successful growth.  We have developed a comprehensive network of industry experts that support our sales team to deliver world class technical advice.  This process is complimented by an experienced internal customer service team that is committed to the highest standards of support.


Distributing high quality, certified ingredients to leading manufacturers across Canada, sourcing and adding value to winning formulations.


Delivering award winning results to key packaging vendors and providing solutions to distributors and major accounts across Canada for over 65 years, BCI is the partner you need to work with.


We have Kwik Lok closing solutions for your bakery and produce line and terrific foodservice accessories for your business needs.

Our Owners

Gordon Groundwater and Aubrey Shores use their passion for the business and years of experience to guide the BCI team and bring value to our customers and suppliers.  Their expertise across all food industry segments includes food processors, food service and retail.  They understand what support is required for manufacturers, distributors, and operators at all levels.


400 – 628 6th Ave.
New Westminster, BC V3M 6Z1


Phone: 604-681-3554

We are looking forward to getting to know you and how we can make a difference in your business.